Many remarkable legal documents land in my inbox, and I try to mention as many as I can. Of that group, only a select few are remarkable enough to make it into the Hall(s) of Fame. I don't think any other case has yielded both a Hall of Fame pleading and a Hall of Fame court order, but this is probably such a case.
The order, issued in January by the Delaware Court of Chancery (thanks, Al), starts like this:
That's a great summary of the complaint as a document, but what are the facts of the case? Let's hear from the plaintiff on that score:
That's two sentences, but the court did it in one:
Basically, the plaintiff would like to build an operational X-Wing fighter of the kind that currently can be seen only in Star Wars. Plaintiff alleges that all the necessary technology is now available, although the complaint is a little short of details on that. His plan is to build one or more X-Wings between now and the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VIII, which would give him the ability to offer fans the chance to fly in an X-Wing replica as part of an air show he has designed for the premiere; specifically, 93,000 fans would have the chance to fly for just $10,000 each, generating $930 million in revenue.
The initial development of the X-Wing would be funded by Kickstarter, however.